The comeback kids

BOB MACKIN -- 24 Hours Vancouver

, Last Updated: 10:03 AM ET

Brendan Morrison scored the tying and winning goals last night as the Vancouver Canucks rebounded from a 3-1 deficit to edge the host Detroit Red Wings 4-3 in overtime.

Morrison's winner was his ninth career sudden-death goal and team record eighth with Vancouver. He beat Red Wings' netminder Dominik Hasek at 3:01 on a breakaway after receiving a nifty pass from Sami Salo.

Michigan native Ryan Kesler scored his third Canucks' goal of the season just 18 seconds into the game. But the Red Wings took over with first period markers by Mathieu Schneider and Nicklas Lidstrom. Robert Lang assisted both.

Dan Cleary gave Detroit a two-goal advantage with a minute remaining in the second. But Markus Naslund and Morrison responded in the third for the Canucks. Hasek and Canucks' goaltender Roberto Luongo faced 30 shots each.

Canucks are on a three-game winning streak. The loss was the Red Wings' third in a row.

Canucks travel to Nashville to meet the Predators tonight (5 p.m. Team 1040/Sportsnet) in the only game on the National Hockey League schedule. Backup goaltender Dany Sabourin is expected to start for Vancouver.


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